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Emergence Magazine is an award winning magazine exploring the threads connecting ecology, culture and spirituality. Our podcast features exclusive interviews, author-narrated essays, fiction, multipart series, and more. We feature new podcast episodes weekly on Tuesdays.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 352 Ratings

Emergence Magazine is an award winning magazine exploring the threads connecting ecology, culture and spirituality. Our podcast features exclusive interviews, author-narrated essays, fiction, multipart series, and more. We feature new podcast episodes weekly on Tuesdays.

    An Ethics of Wild Mind – a conversation with David Hinton

    An Ethics of Wild Mind – a conversation with David Hinton

    David Hinton is a poet, translator, and author whose works are informed by ancient Chinese philosophy and deep ecological thought. In this interview, David discusses his latest book Wild Mind, Wild Earth, which looks to ancient modes of seeing and being as a way to ground the modern environmental movement. Advocating for a return to a deep kinship between humans and the Earth, David speaks about how reweaving consciousness and landscape might help us navigate the sixth extinction with an ethics tempered by love. 
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    • 41 min
    Kinship, Community, and Consciousness – a conversation with Richard Powers

    Kinship, Community, and Consciousness – a conversation with Richard Powers

    This week we revisit our conversation with Richard Powers, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Overstory, a story that reweaves the fabric of our reality by entangling us within “plant consciousness.” Richard discusses the kind of storytelling that acknowledges the reciprocal, communal existence of all living things, how life-changing these stories can be, and how they might help shape our response to the ecological crisis.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Finding Joy in the Unknown – a conversation with Dara McAnulty

    Finding Joy in the Unknown – a conversation with Dara McAnulty

    This week we’re re-sharing our interview with Irish teenage author, naturalist, and conservationist Dara McAnulty. His debut book, Diary of a Young Naturalist—which he wrote at the age of fourteen, and which is in part an intimate portrait of his love of the living world and his distress at its destruction—is a testament to the power and importance of joy, a joy that encircles his relationship with nature. In a world where many are incentivized to act out of fear, Dara’s instinct to wonder at all that unfolds around him feels regenerative—a return to the essence of our connection with the living Earth.
    In this conversation we spoke about the importance of approaching living in an era of crisis from a place grounded in joy, and his realization that writing, music, and art can be activism.
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    • 43 min
    Prophecies of Possibility: A Ripening of the Next World – Jamie Figueroa

    Prophecies of Possibility: A Ripening of the Next World – Jamie Figueroa

    Jamie Figueroa is Boricua (Afro-Taíno) by way of Ohio and a long-time resident of northern New Mexico. She is the author of the novel Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer. In this narrated essay, Jamie considers the kind of world she wants to inhabit and the stories that will make it so. Confronted with narratives of catastrophe and colonialism that restrict her spirit, she summons the imagination, sovereignty, and courage needed to restory herself and rebirth the world.
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    • 49 min
    Ten Love Letters to the Earth – Thich Nhat Hanh read by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

    Ten Love Letters to the Earth – Thich Nhat Hanh read by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

    The Vietnamese Buddhist monk and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh died nearly one year ago, on January 22, 2022. To honor his passing, we are re-sharing his “Ten Love Letters to the Earth,” a series of meditations that engage us in intimate conversation with our Earth. As we now approach the one year anniversary of his death, we offer these recitations in remembrance.
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    • 50 min
    A Primordial Covenant of Relationship – An Evening in London with Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

    A Primordial Covenant of Relationship – An Evening in London with Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

    In this talk given at St. Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace in London, Sufi teacher and Emergence Executive Editor Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee speaks about what it looks like to live in an unfolding apocalyptic reality and the creative possibilities that are waiting to be embodied. In this time of deep uncertainty, he reminds us of the ancient, primordial covenant of relationship with the living world that can give us a ground to stand on, and the sacred nature of creation that is always there, waiting for us to return to it.
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
352 Ratings

352 Ratings

Shakura1Bliss ,

Amazing and Awesome

I have the collection of essays, stories, and art work in a beautiful bound book and love everything about this. I also am loving this podcast and was thrilled to listen to my favorite author Ben Okri and hear his story read so beautifully. I also loved the interview with James Bridle!

Eric Riddle ,

Among the best podcasts if you love nature

Great work, Emergence!

Dale Biron, Citizen Poet ,

Stunning and Brilliant

I found this particular episode both stunning and brilliant. Having lived in the San Francisco Bay Area (and in love with Point Reyes) for many years, I am amazed at how much history I did not know. There was something about the combination of personal narrative added to stories of history missing in the typical narratives, that were both gifts intellectually and for the heart. Well done…

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